Call for carers to take time out

Imagine waking up in the morning – you’re not able to get yourself out of bed, someone has to make breakfast for you, and someone has to be on call for you at all hours of the day.

That’s the reality for many survivors of stroke – who’ve become incapacitated to the point of relying solely on the help of others.

For those who take on the role of carer, a huge strain is placed on the relationship and wellbeing of both the carer and stroke survivor.

This week is National Carers Week – a week that recognises the dedicated hard work of caregivers all around the country.

Jake Morcom explores the challenges of being a carer this week on Think: Health.


Sherry Mead- carer

Caleb Ferguson- Stroke Safe Ambassador for the National Stroke Foundation & Lecturer in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.

Image: Claus Rebler on Flickr.

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